Ixia Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
122 Reviews

3.2
122 Reviews
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Errol Ginsberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies (in 10 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 16 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good people are working in a bad culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, Pay is above average

    Cons

    Work culture and management is poor, no long term planning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    2. You will have freedom to implement your ideas
    3. Workplace environment is cool, compared to my previous organization (service-based)

    Cons

    1. Compensation is comparatively on the lower side
    2. Work-Life balance can be better, with better planning upfront

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. There should be more technical training session
    2. Need policies to support latest technologies certifications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Brilliant people, cutting edge technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Company is investing a lot in engineers.

    Cons

    Company's sponsored lunch could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk their talk

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Morrisville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC (US)

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High technology
    Relatively ok working environment

    Cons

    Poor misguided and shortsighted management
    Company claims to have vision but cannot execute
    Several past mistated earnings and CEO ousters tarnish image
    Organizational groups are scattered and company does not invest in infrastructure to deal with problems at hand
    Lack of learning opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up
    Act like a startup...you're not and your current behavior will not grow the business
    Trying to hit $500M in 2014? This could be a $3B company but you're not very smart
    INVEST in more than R&D - development includes operations, logistics, hardware and software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work, learn and get in touch with skilled people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ixia offers a nice package of benefits/perks, good compensation and tries to make a culture of training/rewarding/keeping the good employees. Also, the management consists of people trained to be leaders and not just a bunch of puppets trying to squeeze every bit of work out of their employees.

    Cons

    There are times when the work pressure feels like it is a bit too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    technology good place to learn

    Cons

    Politics, no human resource and benefits can improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company; fast pace; great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Will learn a lot due to the huge range of technologies being covered. Good perks and benefits for the local job market.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs to be actively maintained. Working hours are a bit skewed due to tight collaboration with different sites.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Show me the vision?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced  in  Calabasas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a paycheck until a more realistic opportunity comes along.

    Cons

    Mediocre salary, unless your a golden boy,
    Lack of respect,
    Lack of disclosure,
    Lack of leadership,
    Lack of market vision,
    Risk of de-listing,
    Risk of lawsuits,
    Poor planning,
    "Schedule driven" quality,
    Sweatshop mentality,
    No foreseeable change for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the market intelligence with the troops, Develop technology leaders from within, Stop chasing features and deliver real value to the customer, Grow the customer base, Listen to the customer a deliver what no one else does or no one else can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    will get good work, salary is also good.

    Cons

    work life balance is not good, lay off culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities to grow from a technical point of view

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great talent and cut edge technology

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, work-life balance is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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